Celebrate Pancake Day without worry by incorporating these essential kitchen safety measures. From choosing the right alarms to practical cooking tips, ensure your pancake day is fire-free and enjoyable.

13 February 2024

As it's Pancake Day, it's time to prepare in the kitchen. Amongst the excitement, it's crucial to prioritise safety to prevent any unwanted fire hazards. Here's how you can enjoy Pancake Day without compromising on safety.

To minimise the risk of kitchen fires, follow these tips:

• Never leave the hob unattended while cooking pancakes, and remember to turn off the heat if you need to step away

• Avoid cooking if you're feeling fatigued or under the influence of alcohol

• Keep loose clothing away from the hob, and ensure tea towels and cloths are kept clear of heat sources

• Maintain clean kitchen appliances to prevent the buildup of grease and reduce fire hazards

• Double-check that the hob is switched off after cooking

When flipping pancakes, keep safety at the forefront:

• Supervise children closely

• Store matches and lighters out of reach of children

• Ensure pancake flipping utensils are kept away from hot surfaces

In the event of a kitchen fire, it's essential to remain calm and act swiftly:

Stop: Cease all cooking activities immediately.

Drop: If clothing catches fire, drop to the ground to limit the spreading of flames.

Roll: Smother the flames by rolling on the ground or using a fire blanket.

By incorporating these safety measures into your Pancake Day preparations, you can enjoy your Pancake Day with peace of mind.


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